We all love a bit of procrastinating don’t we?
Some of us are better than others at it – yep I’ve done a fair bit in my time. It can impact our results and outcomes if we let it. But in my opinion, Procrastination isn’t the problem its the outcome of another problem that we need to tackle.
I’ve created a quick exercise to get beyond it which has helped me and it may help you?
✅The first step is to look at the things that you are just avoiding doing for many reasons – doesn’t matter at this stage why.
But if something keeps appearing and not getting done there is a reason.
✅Pick one of the tasks or projects that isn’t getting done and write it down at the top of a page.
✅Underneath the tasks start to break it down into individual steps- the more the better. Write how long each step will take you to complete next to it if it helps.
✅Three things will happen…
1. It’s likely that one or more of the steps within the task is holding you back not the whole task and you’ll be able to identify it easily now – you may even groan as you write it down. It could be skill/fear/or time concerns etc.
2. It breaks it down into bitesize pieces which are easier to complete and you’ve got an idea how long each but will take you to do individual parts of it.
3. It gives you some next steps and actions. For example, if one of the steps is techie stuff that is not your thing you need to decide do you learn/pay someone to do it for you or just keep moving it down your list or losing it altogether
So there you have it…
If this has been useful I cover this and more in my 10 minutes 10 days 10 actions – Keeping sales simple programme